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The Resource Hollyweird science : the next generation : from spaceships to microchips, Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass ; with a foreword by writer/producer Zack Stentz

Hollyweird science : the next generation : from spaceships to microchips, Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass ; with a foreword by writer/producer Zack Stentz

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Hollyweird science : the next generation : from spaceships to microchips
Title
Hollyweird science
Title remainder
the next generation : from spaceships to microchips
Statement of responsibility
Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass ; with a foreword by writer/producer Zack Stentz
Title variation
  • Next generation
  • From spaceships to microchips
Title variation remainder
from spaceships to microchips
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Language
eng
Summary
Informative, entertaining and upbeat, this book continues Grazier and Cass's exploration of how technology, science, and scientists are portrayed in Hollywood productions. Both big and small-screen productions are featured and their science content illuminated?first by the authors and subsequently by a range of experts from science and the film world. Starring roles in this volume are played by, among other things, computers (human and mechanical), artificial intelligences, robots, and spacecraft. Interviews with writers, producers, and directors of acclaimed science-themed films stand side by side with the perspectives of scientists, science fiction authors, and science advisors. The result is a stimulating and informative reading experience for the layperson and professional scientist or engineer alike. The book begins with a foreword by Zack Stentz, who co-wrote X-Men: First Class and Thor, and is currently a writer/producer on CW?s The Flash
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YDX
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1961-
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Grazier, Kevin R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Cass, Stephen
  • Stentz, Zack
Series statement
Science and fiction
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  • Science in motion pictures
  • Science fiction television programs
  • Science fiction films
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Hollyweird science : the next generation : from spaceships to microchips, Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass ; with a foreword by writer/producer Zack Stentz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and TV/web series references
Contents
Prologue: For sake of argument -- English versus sciencespeak -- The many-body problem : the culture of science -- The scarecrow's blunder : mathematics and statistics -- Let's get digital : computers in cinema -- Heavy metal : AIs and robots in cinema -- Boldly going : cinematic spaceships -- The gravity of the situation : orbits -- Getting from there to here : navigation in space -- Life. in. spaaaaace! -- Putting science in, not taking drama out : the culture of Hollywood -- Afterword: A tour through the lands of science and entertainment
Control code
ocn969892412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 420 pages
Isbn
9783319542133
Lccn
2017939935
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Hollyweird science : the next generation : from spaceships to microchips, Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass ; with a foreword by writer/producer Zack Stentz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and TV/web series references
Contents
Prologue: For sake of argument -- English versus sciencespeak -- The many-body problem : the culture of science -- The scarecrow's blunder : mathematics and statistics -- Let's get digital : computers in cinema -- Heavy metal : AIs and robots in cinema -- Boldly going : cinematic spaceships -- The gravity of the situation : orbits -- Getting from there to here : navigation in space -- Life. in. spaaaaace! -- Putting science in, not taking drama out : the culture of Hollywood -- Afterword: A tour through the lands of science and entertainment
Control code
ocn969892412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 420 pages
Isbn
9783319542133
Lccn
2017939935
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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